Using a Moss Scuttle to enhance your wet shaving experience is not defined by one hardened set of rules. Some will build their lather in the bowl of their Moss Scuttle and keep it hot during their entire shave, while others will build their lather on their face and use the bowl of the Scuttle to keep it warm between passes. What ever way you choose to use your Moss Scuttle the outcome is always hot lather, which is why you invested in a Moss Scuttle in the first place.
Following are 10 steps for using a Moss Scuttle based on Dr. Chris Moss’s original steps posted at the ShaveMyFace.com forum. So let’s get shaving shall we.
Step #1 – Fill the Inner compartment and outer bowl of your Moss Scuttle with hot tap water. Place your brush in the upper bowl of the Moss Scuttle and allow this to rest in the water for 3-5 minutes. This opens the bloom of your brush and also allows the Scuttle to warm up. Do what ever you feel like during this time. A few ideas: read the paper, change the blade on your razor or even shower depending on how long you take to shower.
Step #2 – Empty both the interior compartment and the top bowl of the scuttle, and refill only the interior compartment with hot tap water.
Step #3 – Shake any excess water off your brush and place an index finger tip full of shaving cream either on the end of your brush or in the upper bowl.
You can experiment with how much cream you need depending on the size of Moss Scuttle you own (small or large), the brand and type of cream you’re using, and the size of your brush.
Step #4 – Begin to build your hot lather inside the upper bowl of your Moss Scuttle. If required you can add a few drops of water to help it build.
TIP: dip your finger in the slit for the inside compartment to grab a couple of drops of hot water for your later.
Step #5 – Lather up your face, place your brush back in the upper bowl of the scuttle and press it down so you get as much brush to scuttle contact as possible. This ensures both the lather and your brush stay warm between passes.
Step #6 – Shave!
Step #7 – Re-lather with the beautiful, still hot, lather from your Moss Scuttle and make your second pass.
Step #8 – Repeat Step #7 for as many passes as you need and feel free to lather up and rinse off just because it feels good.
Step #9 – Rinse face, razor, brush and scuttle.
Step #10 – Clean up, and you’re done until tomorrows shave.